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Ps 282 Park Slope

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 1033 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 3, 2014

Love this school and it's diversity...my kids have been very happy at 282 for 6 years and as long as they are happy, mommy is happy! There are many involved parents who do their best each and every day to ge this school from good to great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

I am a parent at 282, my daughter enjoys all the enrichment programs our PTO provides to the students here. She came home so excited having learned gymnastics during her gym period. This was thanks to the parent volunteers who raise $$ each year for 282. I think there is a strong community here with so much growth potential! I am a proud 282 parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

My school is a lovely school in Park Slope which draws students from throughout Brooklyn. The teachers are dedicated and a large percentage of the parents are very involved (in a good way). My children are happy and learning, and I am enjoying getting to know other parents and helping the school through volunteer activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

The Park Slope School has such wonderful enrichment programs for the students. I'm shocked.that the locals attend such an overcrowded school up the road, when 282 has everything a child needs to develop and flourish. Oh, and their G&T program? Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

As a former teacher of special Ed in this school I can honestly say there is no tolerance, let alone support, for students with special needs and their teachers. They are not wanted in this school because they may pull scores down, and reflect negatively upon the unprincipled principal.


Posted January 21, 2014

Great learning/bad environment. My kid scored above on the state exams. I took her out because the school spent too much time on unruly behavior, those who just sought any type of negative attention. It was too much for us as it took away from the learning. Get rid of the kids who don't want to learn because this school laid the ground work for her to excel in her current school. We love the no nonsense of the Principal and wish it extended to the upper grades. Like I said great learning/bad environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

Overall, I would give this school a 5. I am always amazed when I see post that are so negative. I have lived in the community for over 20 years and can say that this is a great school, not perfect , but certainly one that I would and did send my children. I am struck, by the segregation that has existed between the two neighborhood schools. I am also wondering where so much negativity is coming from? I find that Ms. Alexis fights for her students and holds teachers accountable. There are a multitude of programs, every classroom is a smartroom, there is a computer lab, new library, international and national trips, partnerships with universities, competitive chess clubs, theater summer program and more. Living in the community, I have attended meetings where supposedly progressive parents have complained about the school and the children who they feel are not from the area. Some of us who are really progressive, wondered if this was some sort of code for the clearly brown children that predominate. Most of what is in the very negative post seem so foreign to me and the experiences of my children. I hope that those who are interested, will visit the school on their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

A joyless institution that doesn't serve the progressive liberal community that reflects North Park Slope today. Beyond the G&T classes, there's really not much to recommend it, certainly not the non existent arts program, the PC who will never reply to emails, the hostile pupil secretary, and the rigid old-school principal who who's main interaction with kids is shrieking at them in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Horrible Schol I was so happy to get my kids out of this school, the principal ran the school like it was her business.It was her way and no one else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

Awful school , bad experience with administration office principal , and teacher I do not recommend school, it seems to have good reviews from other parents, I still can't understand why
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

In need of new leadership to serve the community that it resides in....strange politics appears to have allowed this to continue way beyond it's need.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2013

The kids are wild and during lunch we couldn''t even talk, the kids have bad language and and a lot of disrespect


Posted March 6, 2013

My daughter is in the G&T kindergarten class at PS 282 and we love it. We love her teacher, she is stern and very nurturing. Our class parent is amazing at keeping the parents updated with the different activities that take place during the day. The parent coordinator is very responsive and has even called when something was uncertain with my daughter. The parent coordinator sends out a weekly newsletter that is very informative. The PTO is always conducting different events that we try to attend in an effort to support the school. We haven't had any negative experiences with the Principal. As a parent I realize the role that I have in my child's education and school. Sure the school plays a major role as well as the teacher but parents need to pitch in to make and keep our schools good. There are numerous parents who volunteer in my daughter's class and I think that is awesome. Whenever the class needs something or is hosting something, there is an outpouring of support from the parents. I think this is an awesome school and my daughter is thriving and learning new things everyday. Great schools don't happen over night and it takes a village to raise a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

So sorry to write ,I am so happy to have my child out of this school. In a different school now and the difference has been so much more positive on a social level. Learning is more fun and joyful. No fighting at lunch or recess.... I did not want to write reviews in the past about 282 because my child was there and did not want to feel any negative attitude from the principle or some of her staff. I would hear from teachers about the pressure she would put on the teachers and the blame she put on the teachers if parents toke their kids out of the school...FYI it was never about the teachers, this principal has lost alot a great teachers,,,, its always about the principal....I am so happy to be out of there. Yes there are good teachers , some great parents , working hard but never with full support from the principal to work with the parents on projects, not like I see in other schools. I have been shocked at my child's new school to learn what can be done when the PTA and the Principal work in support of each other...its wonderful , would have never known if I did not leave 282....best thing I could of ever done for my kid...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

My daughter is currently in First grade. To be honest she is a challenging child full of high energy and spontaneous actions. I believe the staff has done an excellent job at helping to redirect her personality into positive behavior. The VICE Principal is EXCELLENT. I love the activities and programs the PTA does for the kids. I appreciate the extracurricular activities and the Kids Orbit afterschool program. This school has definately set the standard :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

The school has come a long way since our arrival in 2008 my child has had wonderful lower grade teachers. Various trips and exposure to multiple arts and activities make this school special. The middle school needs a bit of work, high teacher turnover is disconcerting. Many attribute that to the principals "my way or the highway attitude" Losing good middle school teachers is a hard hit. Lots of parental involvement in grades K-5. The middle school lacks lockers for kids, leaves them schlepping large heavy book-bags all day even at lunch. School doesn't have plans for lockers in future. Middle school could also use additional Asst. principle after all school has approx 890 students. ANd some of the M.S. students need civility lessons, the vocabulary heard at end of day is unbelievable. Most of the support staff is very helpful and friendly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

The only reason I'm giving it three stars is because of the teachers and staff which are great, unfortunately the same can't be said about the principle. The school is not what it used to be. The majority of the children that go to the school aren't even from the neighborhood. The principle is not qualified to run the school. She's never available for the parents, even when you make an appointment she refuses to see you. I love the teachers and staff but it saddens me that this school has turned for the worse because of an unqualified principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

My daughter is finishing 1st grade in the G&T program at 282. We've had a very positive experience and she is thriving both intellectually and socially. We love supporting our local school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

My son is in the G& T kindergarden class and has had an absolutely fabulous experience - and he had an amazing experience in an ordinary pre-K classroom as well. His teachers have been loving, dedicated, and very very effective in teaching him how to read! He is happy and engaged - and really enjoys school's arts program. Every day there is some sort of music, dancing, theater, drawing and painting. The school has a brand new garden and a nationally ranked chess program. Everyone is super friendly and nice - we are very glad to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My daughter has been in the Gifted and Talented program here since K. Her teacher is incredibly dedicated to all of her students and goes way beyond the call of duty to make sure her students are thriving and challenged. There have been only 16-19 students in her class. The school also manages to offer chess class, swimming lessons, cooking, theater & other enrichment. I am really glad I chose this school. This school is underused by the zoned families and it is unfortunate that they are ignoring this excellent resource in favor of other schools outside of their community.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students37%
Female35%
Male41%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Female37%
Male34%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students43%
Female44%
Male43%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male88%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Female45%
Male23%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students27%
Female27%
Male28%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Female29%
Male35%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students23%
Female21%
Male24%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students28%
Female34%
Male24%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students7%
Female2%
Male11%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Female30%
Male21%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students14%
Female9%
Male19%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Science

All Students52%
Female57%
Male49%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the elementary and middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 70% 19%
Hispanic 2 21% 23%
White 2 6% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 265%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 24%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents29135%
Students30097%
Teachers2639%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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